This is a very odd and intriguing movie that was put together for a TV movie. It's definitely the type of thing you want to keep to yourself, even if your family isn't into the comic book world. Though it's a bit odd, it is well worth watching.
As usual, the Birds of Prey are in the city, but there are two other visitors who come with them. One is a mugger and the other a gangster. This is one place where "mercy" is definitely not the word for the entire season.
Harley Quinn's only goal is to find out who is responsible for the mugging and revenge and the setting off of a gun. All she needs is to find out the identity of the person who is causing her misery and then she'll be able to take care of the people who are trying to make it so she can no longer see. In the meantime, she uses the gun to do a little exploration.
What the film lacks in subtlety it makes up for in action. The scenes with the mugger and the police are set to great music and the action scene with the gun is terrific. In all, this is a terrific and enjoyable flick.
Many of the characters have an amazing amount of comic-book-like qualities. One of the biggest is the Joker. He appears only as an idea and is just one of the many side characters in the series. His costume is very much the same as he has in the comics.
A recurring character is Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She provides medical advice and assists Harley Quinn, as the most skilled of the Birds of Prey.
Overall, The Birds of Prey is a satisfying, if somewhat odd movie. It's fun and surprising.
You'll probably be eager to watch it, but you might need a little push to do so. If you're up for it, and if you haven't seen the series, you'll be in for a treat.